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In an unusually clear-headed performance, Bill O’Reilly deviated tonight from his usual “shoot first and ask questions later” mentality. After showing a video of retired elementary school teacher Robert Davis being ruthlessly attacked by New Orleans police officers in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, O’Reilly acknowledged that it looked kind of disturbing.
To be sure, the police beating, as well as officer Robert Evangelist’s subsequent “Not Guilty” verdict, looked more than disturbing. Evangelist’s bogus trial and subsequent acquittal epitomized the “blue wall of silence”–the double standard that places cops above the laws we trust them to enforce.
It was refreshing to see O’Reilly for once live up to his claims of being a populist who “looks out for the people.”